Agent Name

Bromelain

CAS Number

9001-00-7

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Ananase; Bromelain juice; Bromelaina [INN-Latin]; Bromelaines [INN-French]; Bromelains; Bromelin; E.C. 3.4.4.24; Extranase; Inflamen; Paimerin; Penlase; Pineapple protease; Pineapple protease and milk clotting enzyme; Plant protease concentrate; Proteolis; Resolvit; Rogorin; Traumanase; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Enzymes

Description

White to tan amorphous powder; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Protein-digesting and milk-clotting pineapple enzymes; Anti-inflammatory; Proteolytic [ChemIDplus]Used in certain cosmetics, such as facial cleansers and bath preparations; [HSDB]

Comments

Occupational asthma reported in 11% of 76 pharmaceutical workers; [Malo] Danger of airway sensitization; [MAK]

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

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